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Lord Saatchi

Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies

Maurice Saatchi graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1967 with First Class Honours in Economics. He won the MacMillan Prize for Sociology in that year. He was the co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi and is now a partner in M&C Saatchi.

Graham Brady

Deputy Chairman

Graham Brady has been the MP for Altrincham and Sale West since 1997 and the Chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs since 2010. He became a Deputy Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies in 2016 and was made a Freeman of Altrincham in the same year.

Professor Michael Clarke was Director General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) from 2007 to 2015 when he retired from that role.

Ben Elliot

Hon. Treasurer

Ben Elliot is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and global concierge service, which he started in London in December 2000.

Ben is a Non-Executive Director of YouGov Plc as well as a Partner in Hawthorn, a successful corporate communications business. He regularly contributes to the Financial Times, New York Times, Tatler magazine and other publications. 

Professor Niall Ferguson

Professor of History at Harvard University

Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History.

Douglas Flint is the former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, having stepped down in September 2017. After 18 years in public practice with KPMG, ultimately as a partner, he joined HSBC as Group Finance Director in 1995, becoming Group Chairman in December 2010.

Jonathan Goodwin

Hon. Treasurer

Jonathan is President of the British Fashion Council Investment Pillar and is on the advisory board for the Tech City Future Fifty and Chairman of Osborne House appeal.

Sir Michael Heller is Chairman of London & Associated Properties and Deputy Chairman of the CPS. After a successful business career spanning more than three decades, Sir Michael was knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours List for Philanthropy.  

In July 2014 Jonathan was nominated to be Britain’s European Commissioner and until he resigned in the aftermath of the European Referendum, Jonathan was European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. 

Andrew Knight is Chairman of J Rothschild Capital Management.

He was Editor of The Economist 1974-1986, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph 1986-1989, Exec Chairman of News International and Times Newspapers 1990-1995, and Director of News Corporation 1990-2013. He is currently the Chairman of Times Newspapers.

Jon Moulton is Chairman of FinnCap, the major AIM broker and of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange. He is Chair of the turnaround firm Better Capital and also of Greensphere, an alternative energy infrastructure fund (which was partnered with the Texas Pacific Group). 

Fraser Nelson is Editor of The Spectator. He started as a business correspondent for The Times in 1996 and was political editor for The Scotsman before joining The Spectator in 2006 as the magazine's Political Editor. Fraser gave the 2010 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture for the Centre for Policy Studies and in November 2013 was named Editors' Editor of the Year, the British magazine industry's highest award

Lady Rothermere is a member of the board of the Rothermere Foundation, The Garden Museum and Cancer Research UK. 

Richard Sharp has over thirty years of experience in finance, having spent over twenty years at Goldman Sachs.  Richard was most recently Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investment Area in Europe, with responsibility for European Private Equity and Mezzanine Funds. Richard is Chairman of the Royal Academy Trust and has been involved with the Royal Academy of Arts since 2004.

Lord Strathclyde is a British businessman and politician, who served as Leader of the House of Lords in David Cameron's Cabinet from 2010 to 2013.